Archives For Lauren Winner


October 13 marks the Birthday of Lauren Winner, noted author, and seminary professor at Duke Divinity School.

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce her work…

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Being Clothed in Christ:

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Richard Foster, Lauren Winner, Bill McKibben, MORE )


Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
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Richard Foster

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Scot McKnight, Rachel Held Evans, Lauren Winner, MORE)

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook

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Scot McKnight

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 Our  2015 Book of the Year!!!


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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

See a book here that you’d like to review for us?
Contact us, and we’ll talk about the possibility of a review.

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By Lauren Winner

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Through Sunday August 4th, Amazon is running a huge sale on ebooks.


Over 500 ebooks have been marked down, with savings of up to 88%!!!


You can browse the full list here:


CLICK HERE to jump right into the Religion/Spirituality section


HOWEVER, if you don’t have the time or desire to browse the full collection, we have picked 10 essential ebooks that you should own and read:

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2) [easyazon-link asin=”B0010SIPOY” locale=”us”]Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church[/easyazon-link] – N.T. Wright
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Book Giveaway - STILL-Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren WinnerOur Latest Book Giveaway…

We’re giving away 3 free copies of :

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
Lauren Winner.

Hardback: HarperOne, 2012.

[ Read an Excerpt on GOOGLE Books ]

We interviewed Lauren about the book in our Lent 2012 print issue…


Enter to win a Free copy of this book
(It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :

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for #1 **and** a link to your post for #2 before 12AM ET on Wednesday June 20, 2012.
(Leaving a comment is essential as we will draw the giveaway winners from among the comments left.)


We will draw the winners at random after the Book Giveaway ends, and will notify them within a week.


James K.A. Smith Summarizes and Critiques
James Davison Hunter’s TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Many of us are more indebted to James Davison Hunter than we might realize. His 1991 book, Culture Wars, has been a lens through which many have understood the dynamics of American politics, even if they have never read it. An astute and influential observer of American culture, particularly the role of (and transformation of) religion in the public sphere, Hunter is a sociologist without the usual allergy to normative language. And while he’s never taken sides in the culture wars (indeed, despite the way it is cited by both friends and detractors, Culture Wars was pointing out the futility of conducting such battles), Hunter has not shied away from prescription rooted in description and analysis. Thus, his later book The Death of Character unapologetically laments the loss of a unified moral ethos in American culture that undercuts the possibility of true character formation. Although Hunter’s writing can sometimes tend toward the curmudgeonly end of the jeremiad spectrum, he’s nonetheless an important cultural critic.

His latest offering is a logical trajectory from this earlier work. To Change the World is explicitly addressed to Christians in the United States and is his most unabashedly prescriptive and theological work to date. It is also one of the most important works on Christianity and culture since Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Until Justice and Peace Embrace. One could hope that To Change the World might finally displace the lazy hegemony of Richard Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture, even if I think Hunter’s book might have a couple of similar faults.

Read the full piece:

To Change the World:
The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World.

James Davison Hunter.
Hardback: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Lauren Winner reviews Ernesto Cardenal’s

In the 1960s and 1970s, Catholic priest and poet Ernesto Cardenal lived and worked among the campesinos of Solentiname, a 36-island archipelago in Lake Nicaragua. On Sundays, the community gathered for worship. In lieu of a sermon, Cardenal led the men and women in a conversation about the gospel passage. Cardenal recorded many of those conversations and published them as The Gospel in Solentiname. In a 1998 essay, Timothy Gorringe points to these dialogues as a good example of a more widespread phenomenon: “Cardenal’s Bible studies are the products of a community,” writes Gorringe, “which believes that Jesus is the incarnate, risen and ascended Lord, who encounters us both in the Eucharist and in the struggle for justice. Whilst recognizing that everything is political, the members of the community do not think politics is everything.”

Read the full piece:

The Gospel in Solentiname.
Ernesto Cardenal
Paperback (Reissue Edition): Orbis Books, 2010.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]